Ryback underwent surgery on Monday. He indicated that he needs multiple surgeries and the “ear part” of the surgery was done on Monday. He joked that he is looking forward to swimming with Stu Bennett (the former Wade Barrett) and Michael Phelps soon.
Ryback is still under contract with WWE but it’s expected that he will be contractually free to negotiate with other wrestling companies once he is free and clear. He has indicated in previous social media posts that he is working on a supplement line and there are independent promotions already interested in booking him. Based on trademark filings, he may be using “The Big Guy” name on the independents and “Feed Me More” for merchandise.